"I've always been backward
on morals, but I do know how to dress
appropriately for any
given occasion, and that's more than half the battle." - The Stray Lamb
Thorne Smith was one of
the top writers of American humor in the late 1920's until his untimely
death in 1934. His works have been endlessly imitated - but never duplicated.
His most famous works were immortalized on the silver screen - most notably
Topper, starring Cary Grant, and The Passionate Witch ( renamed I
Married a Witch), starring Fredric March and Veronica Lake. His works
were full of satire and wit combined with a heavy dose of unbridled, whimsical,
intoxicated sexual innuendo.
With so many booksellers on the internet today, Smith's works are much easier to find. The LINKS section
offers a few methods I've had success with.
His first editions are highly sought after collectibles - so browse those
online used book stores!!!
So why bother with a
web page for Thorne Smith? Smith was an extremely creative innovator
that brought smiles to the faces of the Depression era. He found
a niche that allowed the common man (white and blue collar alike) to dream
of breaking free of the mundane bonds of day-to-day existence and
to enjoy the simple things that make life enjoyable. This page was
set up, in part, to remind people that there are forgotten treasures like
Thorne Smith waiting to be discovered all over again. Read on and
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